Sure, it's not snowing yet. The mild winter temperatures haven't even necessitated a debut for your new beanie. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't be on the look out for this year's sledge.
Did you know, for example, that the Met office is forecasting colder than average snaps over Christmas? And when that white stuff floats down, you'll be mighty glad you invested in Tchibo's folding wooden number.
Just look at the softly padded back support on this baby. Not that you'll be enjoying it – your job will be pulling the youngsters along via the rope on the front. Still, you can watch proudly from the sidelines as they hurtle along, knocking inferior homemade sledges out of the way and diverting the Johnsons' kids into the path of a tree. Well, that's what you get for cheating in Berry Lane's annual summer waterfight.
The Folding Sledge is available now for £50 from Tchibo's website.